Biological Trace Element Research

List of Papers (Total 238)

Genomic structures of viral agents in relation to the biosynthesis of selenoproteins

The genomes of both bacteria and eukaryotic organisms are known to encode selenoproteins, using the UGA codon for selenocysteine (SeC), and a complex cotranslational mechanism for SeC incorporation into polypeptide chains, involving RNA stem-loop structures. These common features and similar codon usage strongly suggest that this is an ancient evolutionary development. However, the ...